Research Associate - Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP)

Research Associate (Consultant & Trainer), Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP), Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (remote position)


The Consultant and Trainer will provide systems level, program and clinical consultation, training, and program evaluation for organizations that are working with the CEBP to implement the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model, Dual Disorder Capability (DDC), Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) models and Motivational Interviewing (MI) with national customers and in the State of Ohio. The consultant and trainer provides a unique role in helping to motivate and prepare all staff levels within the provider organizations and board authorities to implement evidence based and emerging best practices. 

The organization’s mission is to promote recovery among people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders through the implementation of evidence-based practices and emerging best practices in behavioral healthcare. The CEBP provides programmatic and clinical consultation, training and evaluation services and quality improvement consultation, to organizations interested in implementing the evidence based and emerging best practices. 


Essential Functions:

1.    Provide consultation and training primarily at mental health organizations and in conjunction with local and State health authorities.  Provide information about the evidence and emerging best practice models and the requisite steps associated with their implementation.  Deliver program and clinical consultation with program managers, team leaders, and direct service staff to develop and sustain the model.

2.    Participate in community stakeholder meetings attended by a wide range of community organizations including consumer advocates involved in order to facilitate model implementation.

3.    Engage in collaborative efforts with regional and state staff.  Provide input and recommendations for revising state level policies that improve access and consistent, sustainable funding methods across several state departments using the ACT model.

4.    Present onsite, regional and state-wide training for CEBP customer’s team members.

5.    Provide training to the service. Shadow front line staff and supervisors in field-based mentoring to further develop necessary skills.

6.    Develop and provide training in Motivational Interviewing strategies to direct service providers.

7.    Evaluate the program for all CEBP customers; conduct interviews and chart reviews, attend team meetings, shadow direct service staff, complete individual ratings sheets, participate in consensus calls, and write final fidelity assessment reports.

8.    Develop communications documents that can be utilized to promote the interest in practice models and for consultation and training.

9.    Collect outcomes data and analyze for quarterly activity from all participating consumer organizations and participate in developing quarterly reports.

10.  Participate in weekly team meetings.



Must have a Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in training, management, and program implementation within the mental health and substance abuse system.  Experience in implementing evidence-based and best practices.    Requires a functional knowledge of state and federal regulatory and quality improvement policies and practices, high skill in training, consultation and organization with demonstrable team-building skills and strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge in supported employment and how to translate that knowledge to working within the mental health system a plus.  


To Apply:

Submit your resume and a cover letter to Crystal Smith,